America Abroad en America Abroad: Syria and the Responsibility to Protect <p><strong>Airs Sunday, September 1 at 6 p.m.</strong> This episode of America Abroad explores how the US and the international community have responded to humanitarian crises around the globe since after the Cold War, from Rwanda and Bosnia to Libya and Syria. At the heart of the program is this fundamental question: what does it take – and what should it take – for world powers to intervene to save lives? Sun, 01 Sep 2013 23:00:00 +0000 32535 at America Abroad: Syria and the Responsibility to Protect America Abroad: The Global Water Challenge <p><strong>Airs Sunday, August 18 at 6 p.m.</strong> The world's population is growing, and with it, so is the demand for water. On this month's program, America Abroad examines global issues related to water, from dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, to droughts and floods in Queensland, Australia. We'll also discuss solutions-from water-related I.T. in the developing world to solar-powered purification after the Haiti earthquake. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 32186 at America Abroad: The Global Water Challenge America Abroad: Immigration & The Global Talent Search <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, June 23 at 6 p.m. &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's the American dream: move to the United States, start your own business, build a successful life. But has the United States lost its edge in attracting the best and brightest entrepreneurs? In this month's America Abroad, we'll learn about the significant role immigrants play in creating small and mid-sized businesses. We'll hear how the American visa process could be deterring potential entrepreneurs, particularly from math and engineering-focused places like India. And we'll learn what other countries are doing to attract foreign talent and help themselves out of the global recession.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 29026 at America Abroad: Immigration & The Global Talent Search America Abroad: Global Energy & Innovation <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, April 21 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In "Global Energy and </span>Innovtions<span style="line-height: 1.5;">," we'll hear how the energy community has debated the need for a balance between oil, gas, and </span>renewables<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> here at home. We'll hear how India and China, with their own booming populations and increasing energy needs, are planning out their own energy needs. And we'll hear how energy technologies being developed at MIT are shaping future technologies, which are being exported to, of all places, the oil-rich Middle East.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:00:00 +0000 26450 at America Abroad: Global Energy & Innovation America Abroad: Religious Minorities in the Middle East <p><strong>Airs Sunday, March 17 at 6 p.m.</strong><br><strong>Anchored by Ray Suarez</strong><br>The Arab awakening has led to a rise in Islamist governments in the Middle East – raising concerns about the rights of religious minorities. The Middle East is largely Muslim but it’s also the birthplace of Christianity, Judaism, and many other religions. Many non-Muslims have left in recent decades, leaving relatively small populations of non-Muslims and Muslim minority sects. Now, the rise of Islamist political parties in the Mideast<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> raises questions about the rights and protections such minorities can expect or whether they can expect them at all. In this edition of America Abroad, we’ll learn about the Jewish population in Tunisia, and how they're faring under a new Islamist government there. &nbsp;We'll hear from Egypt about the Christian community and their reactions to a new president. And we'll provide a primer on </span>Alawites<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the minority Muslim sect to which Syria's president </span>Bashar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>al-Assad<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> belongs.</span></p><p> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 24797 at America Abroad: Religious Minorities in the Middle East